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The Line Between Depression and Exuberance

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

eldom do we, as adults, become exuberant. We did as children. I remember how much I looked forward to going for an ice cream at the corner drug store or how wonderful it was to go to a Saturday matinee with my friends.

How Can We Find Hope When Our Children Are Suffering?

Allison Carmen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

I am attached to my children. My desire for my children to be well, happy and peaceful will not waiver. I felt the strength of this commitment especially last summer, when my oldest daughter sustained a head injury.

I Thought Getting Married Was the Answer

Di Ana Pisarri | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Di Ana Pisarri

I had no idea, but that moment was an invitation to my life's greatest awakening. I thought getting married was the answer and I was so wrong.

Flower Power -- How Your Child Can Blossom Fully

Christopher Phillips | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Orchid children are fragile like the flower. They need lots of TLC from parents or caregivers if they are to blossom. But if and when they do flower, so the traditional belief goes, it is something to behold.

How to Make Time to Read

Lauren Jessen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Lauren Jessen

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters.

4 Customer Comments That May Not Mean What You Think

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When a sale stalls or a customer leaves for the competition, average sales professionals look outward for a "reason." Superstars look themselves in the mirror and ask, "Is THAT the best I can do?" They course correct immediately.

The Paradox of Letting Go: 5 Things We Continuously Hold On To

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Letting go is an art we must grapple with, I think, throughout our entire lives if we are going to have any sense of peace, contentment and happiness. A practice really. A practice, that I will admit, I must continually put effort into, sometimes daily.

'Email Is Where Keystrokes Go to Die'

James Clear | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It is not just about finding the guts to share your work and to contribute something to the world around you. It's about doing it now because every moment is eating up what you have left to give. Time is precious. Share your gifts.

7 Ways To Shorten The Distance Between You And Your Best Friends

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Whether you're trying to rekindle an old friendship or build a stronger one, try these tips and see what comes of it.

Are You Being 'Good' or Are You Being 'Loving'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The problem is that, while we may have had some success with this strategy in our childhood homes, this same strategy is now causing our problems in our relationships at work and at home. When we disconnect from our own feelings, we become invisible to ourselves.

The Most Powerful Motivator: How to Inspire Yourself and Others

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

The key is to motivation is to get people to appreciate and agree with the "why" of the project or cause. Once the purpose of the project is clear, then you and everyone's relationship to the goal becomes more obvious.

5 Things My Ombré Hair Taught Me About Life

Liana Gergely | Posted 11.10.2014 | Style
Liana Gergely

As I reflect on both the transition out of college into the real world, and my hair evolution, I realize that the past six months of donning this trendy hairstyle have not been at all what I expected.

Do Not Take the Morning for Granted

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I will no longer take the morning for granted because I know there is adventure in the unknown. I know now that there is beauty in awakenings. I know there is joy in the moment the open eye meets the sun and the air.

You Might Not "Like" This: 3 Tips for Meaningful Conversation

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

More and more people spend a large chunk of their time engaged in the digital world when a meaningful and authentic conversation -- one that builds a trusting relationship -- lies outside the screen of a smartphone.

Empower Self

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

As you start living your life fully in the present with much joy and appreciation for all that you have -- the doors to infinite abundance in all earthly respects open up for you.

The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 21

Alexis Meads | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
Alexis Meads

I wish that I reclaimed my own self-worth and validation -- that I knew how loving, kind, smart, sexy, beautiful, etc. I am simply for being me. And that goes for all of you too! You are perfect exactly as you are, without needing anything or anyone else to validate that for you.

Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

Jenny Florence | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Self-esteem relates to the way that we feel about ourselves, it's a reflection of our inner sense of self value and entitlement, whereas confidence is a reflection of the way that we experience ourselves in our external world.

8 Signs That You've Developed Greater Self-Love and Awareness

Alexis Meads | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

The thing about self-love is that it's an ongoing, ever-evolving process. It's about living out your fullest potential. Developing a stronger sense of love and compassion within yourself, and extending that love to others. Here are eight signs that show you're developing greater self-love.

The Hard Work (and Art) of Forgiveness

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Forgiveness is a common theme in my office. Forgiveness of ourselves. And, forgiveness of our loved ones. Much like the art of letting go, forgiven...

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emoti...

You Always Have a Choice

Michael Feeley | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

It's a wonderful thing to know that at any moment you have the freedom, the ability, the power to choose what to do and how to live your life. Choice is the greatest gift we get from life.

The One Question You Should Never Ask a Woman

Kristin Misik | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

You should be more afraid to offend a woman by asking if she is pregnant than by not asking. Ultimately, it's none of your business unless she wants it to be your business.

7 Ways to Gift Yourself Instant Peace and Calm

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexis Meads

We all need the calm within the storm. Maybe life isn't going to slow down, but doesn't mean we can't find peace and joy in our journey. Here are my seven ways to instantly feel calm:

The Selfie Marriage

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 10.30.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

While I believe that people should be happy and feel loved, I'm fairly convinced that, except in extreme situations, dumping your spouse and playing the field won't get you there.